Bermuda, East Coast wait for fickle Florence to make a decision


Same story, different day: Tropical Storm Florence continues to swirl in the mid-Atlantic and another property in Mexico has reported it is returning to normal following Hurricane John's visit last weekend.

Florence currently spins approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Bermuda and will need to do some major reorganization to transform itself into a hurricane.

The current forecast track has Florence eventually turning north a bit, which would threaten Bermuda over the weekend and make the U.S. East Coast surfing crowd very happy.

In Mexico, although the Presidente InterContinental Los Cabos Resort, an all-inclusive property on the Baja Peninsula, sustained some minor damage from John, the property is just about back to normal.

The resort reported that its restaurants are open, the family pool reopened Sept. 7 and the activities pool will be back in operation Sept. 8.

Meanwhile, all activities programs have resumed and new carpeting has been installed in the resort's meetings facilities in time for the arrival of groups over the coming weekend.

Carlos Behnsen, marketing vice president for Grupo Presidente, which operates the resort, credited the minimal damage and quick cleanup to the "detailed action plan implemented by hotel management and staff."

To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].

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